MPD’S MATSUURA PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT CHIEF

July 17, 2009, 3:12 PM HST · Updated July 17, 3:12 PM
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The Maui Police Department announced the promotion of Captain Danny Matsuura to the rank of Assistant Chief.

Assistant Chief Danny Matsuura. Photo Courtesy Maui Police Department.

Assistant Chief Danny Matsuura. Photo Courtesy Maui Police Department.

Matsuura will serve as Commander of the Support Services Bureau in his capacity as Assistant Chief.  He fills the void created by the recent promotion of Deputy Chief Clayton Tom with the new administration.

Assistant Chief Matsuura is a 24 year veteran of the Maui Police Department, starting his career on April 16, 1985.  During his police career, he worked in the Vice Division for 7 years and in the Criminal Investigation Division as a detective.   He served as a commander with the Kihei Patrol District, Plans & Training Section and Molokai Patrol District.  His last assignment was as commander of the Internal Affairs Section.

In 2004 Matsuura was selected as the department and County of Maui’s Manager of the Year.  Additionally, he attended and graduated from the FBI National Academy and was a member of the 229th Session, which graduated in 2007.

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Matsuura graduated from Maui High School in 1979.   He later attended and graduated from the University of Hawaii-Hilo with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies in Criminal Justice.

He is married to Carmen, a teacher at Kamehameha Schools Maui and they have one daughter, Aubrey who will be attending.  Aubrey will be a sophomore at the University of Hawaii-Manoa campus.

The promotion took effect on Thursday, July 16, 2009.

(By Wendy Osher © 2009)

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